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Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds

Source: NY Times

Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature.

Other studies have suggested that most of these retractions resulted from honest errors. But a deeper analysis of retractions, being published this week, challenges that comforting assumption.

Click here to read more from this October 1, 2012 New York Times article by Carl Zimmer.

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